This site is maintained by: Head Injury Hotline -- a non-profit clearinghouse founded and operated by head injury activists since 1985.  If you have landed on this site it is probably because you have learned that head injury is poorly understood, and you need expert guidance to make sense of it.
Traumatic Injury Survival Guide
Nearly all of the survivors of a traumatic head injury and their families with whom I have worked have had one complaint: There is nothing written that explains head injury in clear, easy to understand language. Most say the available material is too medical or too difficult to read. The goal of this online book is to better prepare the head injured person and family for the long road ahead
ThePerspectives Network Inc's primary focus is positive communication between persons with brain injury, family members/ caregivers/friends of persons with brain injury, those many professionals who treat persons with brain injury and community members in order to create positive changes and enhance public awareness and knowledge of acquired/traumatic brain injury
Claudia Osborn : I am a survivor of traumatic brain injury.
I am also a doctor who has written a book about my experience and my successful rehabilitation. My purpose was to explain what living with a brain injury means,
  to the survivor
  to the 'significant other' and family
  to the rehabilitation professional
... and to communicate the knowledge that it is possible to create a fulfilling new life and move beyond grieving about what has been lost.
Emotional Memory Management:
Positive Control Over Your Memory
Joseph M. Carver, Ph.D., Psychologist
BRAIN TRAUMA TOPICS PAGE
Here are the basics for understanding how trauma damages the structure and functioning of the brain, and how this translates into disruption of the client's personal, family, social and work life.
The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential
A nonprofit educational organization that serves children by introducing parents to the field of child brain development. Parents learn how to enhance significantly the development of their children physically, intellectually and socially in a joyous and sensible way.
The purpose of a neuropsychological screening examination is to determine if there is reasonable evidence, beyond initial clinical impression, for a diagnosis of brain injury or brain disease.
The contents of this site are copyright© 2002-2012 Barbara Joan Gushin all rights reserved
Here is my story
Understanding Our Selves: The Science of Cognition

To view this symposium you will need the free RealPlayer plug-in and
a fast internet connection.


The last in a series of "Decade of the Brain" events, sponsored
by NIMH, The Library of Congress, and the Charles A. Dana Foundation,
this all day conference included presentations by several leading
experts on the thinking brain.
Escape ! The Prostitution Prevention Project
Most people who have been used in prostitution have been beaten up, knocked out or choked out repeatedly. They accumulate brain injuries which are not extremely severe or life threatening. These make their lives so much harder, and usually the person has no idea why. Few counselors recognize these injuries at all, and the professional studies needed to define them are outrageously expensive. This paper is written as a self help piece for the majority of survivors who will be on their own.
I sustained a brain injury, this is my story
At The HANDLE Institute we have found a common pattern in TBI clients in that two primary functions have been weakened. They are the vestibular functions, and the functions provided us through the process of interhemispheric integration. The balance of this article will relate to the immense impact of damage/change to these two functions, and some practical ways to re-establish their smooth function. Of course, each individual with TBI comes with an individualized profile, both from the accident and from life experiences.
The HANDLE Institute is a non-profit organization providing an effective, non-drug alternative for identifying and treating most neurodevelopmental disorders across the lifespan.

HANDLE incorporates research and techniques from many disciplines. It includes principles and perspectives from medicine, rehabilitation, psychology,education and nutrition. It is founded on an interactive,developmental model of human functioning.  The institute offers clinical services, community information, and professional training programs.
Learn about mild brain injury
There are four factors which will enable a doctor or a neuropsychologist to diagnose, and a lawyer to prove, a permanent brain injury. Visit this site to understand more.
A Place of Healing
Dr. John Duschatko is a mechanical engineer turned biomechanical engineer! After contributing a decade of work on the International Space Station, Dr. Duschatko made the transition to serving others through the art of chiropractic neurology. He graduated from Parker College of Chiropractic at the top of his class.  Dr. Duschatko has become very involved with brain injury advocacy and rehabilitation.  He is on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Resource and Information Network of North Texas, and has presented at the Brain Injury Association of Texas' State Conference on the subject of brain injury rehabilitation.
Brain & Mind
Brain & Mind is an electronic magazine with the purpose of presenting knowledge about Neuroscience, as well as information which may lead to a better understanding of normal and pathological mental processes that occur in a human being, by using a clear and accessible language to students, non specialists and lay persons.

Perception and Reality
                  Jorge Martins de Oliveira, MD, PhD
Our perception does not identify the outside world as it realy is, but the way we are allowed to recognize it, as a consequence of transformations performed by our senses. Thus, we transform photons into images, vibrations into sounds and noises and chemical reactions into specific smells and tastes. Actually, the universe is colourless, inodorous, insipid and silent.

Epilepsy Affects Neural Circuits
               Renato M.E. Sabbatini, PhD
What happens with a neuron in an epileptic crisis? Is it destroyed, even when it maintains contact with healthy neurons? Are neuronal circuits affected because of epileptic discharges?
"Seeing, Hearing, and Smelling the World"
A report from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
                        Contents
It's All in the Brain
Breaking the Code of Color
How We See Things That Move
The Quivering Bundles That Let Us Hear
Locating a Mouse By Its Sound
The Mystery of Smell
A Secret Sense in the Human Nose?
New Imaging Techniques That Show the Brain at Work
Progress Continues
This is an excellent site to join with others who have a brain injury.  They offer support, and comfort. Just knowing you are not alone, means everything to those who suffer in silence.

This site is open to survivors as well as their caregivers.  Come join us.  Here you will be able to ask questions and get personal attention.
Chronos Clock provides a floating desktop clock, which has the ability to display multiple clocks showing the date and time in different time zones and in a variety of styles and formats. Features include a powerful alarm system; popup calendar with daily diary notes and reminders, Internet time synchronization to ensure your PC's clock is fully up-to-date.

I have included this helpful tool. Go visit this site, download the trial version, then please purchase it.
It will help your memory, remind you when to take a break, a timer for exercise, and much more. 
Dogs may be trained to assist those with neurological problems such as seizure disorders, and brain injury. They can be trained to keep one attentive and focused.  Due to brain injury, some suffer from a condition known as adynamia: a tendency to shut down and slip into a state of flatness, apathy, or low mental energy and alertness. A service dog can nudge you along. “Because of the adynamia, some with brain injury have a  tendency to, "turn off.”  “The dog  can, " turn one back on.” 

Rebounding Promotes Mind-Body Unity - better learning, intuition, balance of two hemispheres of the brain.  Carries more oxygen to the brain through increased blood circulation, thus improving mental alertness.

"When you are rebounding, you are moving and exercising every brain cell just as you are exercising each of the other body cells," according to Alfhild Akselsen, Ph.D., of Austin, Texas, who uses rebounding to treat individuals with neurological disorders.

"Toxic heavy metals are leached out of these brain cells to free up the neurons to work more effectively." Nerve transmissions between brain and propreoceptors in joints are coordinated .Stimulate Brain Function.  "

The fastest way to increase blood flow and brain integration for improved vision and eye fitness." Dr R.M.Kaplin; O.D,M.Ed.

Rebounding also benefits brain-injured children, according to a German study involving 20 patients.

  Rebounding has a positive affect on stabilizing right and left hemispheric brain balance.  Rebounding improves coordination between the propreoceptors in the joints, the transmission of nerve impulses to and from the brain, transmission of nerve impulses and responsiveness of the muscle fibers.

Rebounding improves the brain’s responsiveness to the vestibular apparatus within the inner ear, thus improving balance.                                               
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Chi Machine
The Chi Machine not only oxygenates, but it also generates improved blood circulation and a stronger immune system and has a marked effect on the electrical system of the body because of its movement. Using the machine on a daily basis not only enhances circulation and  oxygenation, it also stimulates the cognitive processes and enhances mental acuity.

The Chi Machine works in a figure eight motion which facilities the whole body movement and gets the cranial-sacral fluid up into the brain and gets both sides of the brain working. The oscillating movement  integrates the right and left-brain.
Chi Machine
Internet aids brain function